Socratic Open Water Method

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noun - Socratic Open Water Method is named after the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates where coaches can ask and individuals can learn based on a series of questions to stimulate rational thinking and to illuminate ideas about the sport of open water swimming.

An open water swimming coach should be inquisitive after a race. Through inquisition, they can be instructive. By asking a lot of questions, coaches can enable their athletes to internalize and understand what they did in a race or a swim - both good and bad. By encouraging the athlete – of any age or level – to visualize who they were swimming with, what their pace was, how did they feel, the shape of the pack, their positioning during the race, the athlete will eventually become a more seasoned performer.

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